Venetian Shadow Play

For as long as I can remember the beauty of Venetian blinds have always been an attraction to me. As a memory in my childhood home in the ’50s, framed in a window casing, it’s horizontal slates are certainly imprinted on my infant psyche. While the lighting effects that are possible, with the simple twist of the rod, continue to hold my fascination as an adult.

The ability to control the direction and angle of attack of a light source provides a wonderful resource especially in the hands of a photographer – casting shadows and altering the direction of the light source all at your disposal.

Venetian blinds on any window always find their way into my photographs at some point if I spent enough time in a room.